So today the draw for the groups for the Euro 2012 was released. Both of the hosts, Poland & Ukraine, got pretty decent draws. Being from Poland, we could not have been in a better possible group.
Group A: Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Greece
Group B: Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Germany
Group C: Spain, Ireland, Croatia, Italy
Group D: Ukraine, France, England, Sweden
A - (1)Poland & (2)Russia - Greece has nothing going for them. An old experienced squad but the key word is old. The Czech's have Petr Cech in goal & only Rosicky on the field with no support for him. Poland's Lewandowski will come up clutch while Russia's Arshavin will not be a threat to Szczesny in goal. Russia, like Poland, is a pretty young squad but will pull through due to the technicality of key players that C.R & Greece lack
B - (1)Netherlands & (2)Germany - Although Netherlands lost recently to Germany in a friendly & have had poor results in their past couple of matches, Robben & Persie are going step their shit up big time once it kicks in that they're the 2nd best team in the world. Germany has talent, & lots of it, but the deciding factor is they're playing in Poland & Ukraine, both of which absolutely hate Germany. I think just the fact the Germans are playing on the turf of Poland will cause them to not play as well & especially with Podolski & Klose being of Polish descent, I see them possibly choking. With that said, I can see Portugal capitalizing on that. Ronaldo is a problem & will continue to be one & if the Germans can't deliver, the Portuguese will. As for Denmark.. ya no chance.
C - (1)Spain & (2)Croatia - Don't need to say much more about spain because that's a given. With some of the greatest players in the world Spain will take the number 1 spot with Italy nor Croatia, or Ireland posing a threat. Croatia will take the number 2 spot. Modric has proven he is a phenomenal player & the temperamental Italian squad will break down just like in the World Cup
D - (1)France & (2)England/Ukraine - In the 2010 World Cup France embarrassed themselves but are back to prove something now. I think they're going to take all the built up anger & embarrassment from 2010 & put it all out on the field in Euro going undefeated in group stages. Rooney will be back for the UK although they can suffice without him, but I see a fluke coming from the Brits. Ukraine is the home country, & as everyone knows there's always a huge advantage to that, with hosting country's rarely not making it out of group stages. But with that said, Ukraine doesn't have much talent as a team, & one or two individual players might not be able to take it for them.